Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) unite their expertise in the field of connected tools. Ericsson builds Connected Vehicle Cloud technology on the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform, which runs on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. This integrated solution allows car manufacturers to implement global vehicle services such as fleet management, automated software updates and connected security services much more easily and quickly at lower costs. It also offers more flexibility with its modular design and multiple application options.
Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud Platform technology connects over 180 million vehicles in 4 countries around the world. This corresponds to about 10 percent of the connected vehicle market. Capable of supporting any networked vehicle service, the platform is designed to meet the increasing scalability and flexibility demands of vehicle manufacturers.
Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud technology eliminates the complexity of vehicle manufacturers' continuous global operations. The Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform allows automotive companies to offer a comfortable and personalized networked driving experience. It combines Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) services with a different business partner ecosystem, as well as cloud infrastructure and border information technologies. Stating that this collaboration between Ericsson and Microsoft will provide the industry with a comprehensive networked vehicle platform, Åsa Tamsons, Senior Vice President of Business Technologies and Business Development Ericsson, said, “Our integrated solutions enable automotive manufacturers to develop globally connected vehicle solutions faster, while providing a lot for drivers and passengers. It will offer a better experience, ”he said.
Stating that this new offering, which brings together Ericsson and Microsoft's leadership in connectivity technologies and cloud computing, will bring great benefits to the automotive industry, Microsoft Vice President of Business Development Peggy Johnson said, “With Ericsson, automotive manufacturers need to focus on the needs of their customers and provide unique, personalized driving experiences. "We aim to make it easier for them to develop connected vehicle services to speed up," he said.
Microsoft and Ericsson will jointly organize a new collaboration event at CES 7, one of the world's most important technology events to take place in Las Vegas, USA, on Tuesday, January 2020, 18.00, from 20.00:2020 to XNUMX:XNUMX.